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Jesse Laport

Jesse Laport
Jesse Laport

(Netherlands, 1991) is a qualified writer, poet, performer, musician, actor, editor, copywriter, organizer and presenter. He studied to become a teacher of theatre and creative writing at ArtEZ. On 11 January 2012 he was named Poet Laureate of Arnhem, still an official title in that city. The province even named him official Poet of Gelderland. Laport is the mouthpiece and presenter of Mensen Zeggen Dingen and an organizer and the face of the Tapschrift open stage. His work has been published in various collections, newspapers, magazines and on walls. He mainly leads workshops for young people, at art academies and in primary schools. The always-dapper Laport (who consistently appears in suit and tie) says that he provokes "laughter and tears, and even more preferably thought, and that he makes an unforgettable impression with his delicate humour and sharp wit".

(WN 2020)

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  • Winternachten 2020

    WWZ x Writers Unlimited 2020 (featuring a.o. Sticks)

    With: Benzokarim, Çağla Meknuze, Cynthia Mc Leod, Dagger DX, Elten Kiene, Guus van der Steen, Jesse Laport, Jolyn Phillips, Marco Martens, Quin Kempees, Roberta Petzoldt, Rosabelle Illes, Sticks

    Performers, poetry, punchlines, music, exhibits, beer & bites in a feel-good setting during this special Winternachten edition of Woorden Worden Zinnen at PAARD in the Grote Zaal. For this special occasion we've curated a program with artists from all over the globe. One of the definite highlights was a unique performance by rapper Sticks!

    The (inter-)national line-up also included Surinamese writer Cynthia McLeod, composer and singer Jolyn Phillips from South Africa, Turkish poet Çağla Meknuze, the Aruban poet Rosabelle Illes, poet and performer Roberta Petzoldt, poet and performer Jesse Laport, musician and spoken-word artist Guus van der Steen, poet en performer Marco Martens and spoken-word artist Benzokarim. Plus: verses to take home by Quin Kempees, your favourite host Elten Kiene, and tasty tunes by DJ Dagger DX.

    Woorden Worden Zinnen is a highly accessible platform and stage night for word art in the broadest sense. It takes place on and at stages and festivals throughout the Randstad and was founded in 2010 by spoken-word artist Elten Kiene and literary organizer Wesley Loos.

    This night is powered by GUAP (